H. Marshall Gardiner [pencil.]
[n.d., c.1930.] A coastal road in Bermuda, photographed by H. Marshall Gardiner and hand coloured.
H. Marshall Gardiner (1884-1942) was the son of photographer William Henry Gardiner, and spent his early years in Mackinac Island, Michigan. In 1904, the family also bought a winter home in Daytona, Florida, where the elder Gardiner marketed photographs of Florida to tourists. H. Marshall Gardiner photographed in both locales, but is best known for his images of Bermuda and, especially, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. He documented Nantucket's buildings, beaches and people between 1910 and 1940, producing postcards and larger format hand-coloured photographs. About 35 of his Nantucket images are in the collection of the Nantucket Historical Association. His late-1920s photograph of the Rainbow Fleet of sailboats has endured as the most popular picture ever taken of the island. Such photos are the subject of H. Marshall Gardiner's Nantucket Postcards 1910-1940, authored by his daughter, Geraldine Gardiner Salisbury, in 1995.
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